Shetland Sheep: Rich in History, Rich in Textiles
Shetland Sheep: Rich in History, Rich in Textiles! Our farm mission is to enjoy and promote the wonderful diversity of the Shetland breed by fully utilizing to the best of our ability all they have to offer historically. We believe the best preservation and management of this breed includes it's full spectrum of history. We encourage old and new shepherds alike to join in the fun by engaging in fiber arts, especially spinning and knitting, as this breed is so intimately linked with those aspects of the arts.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Happy 4th from our farm to your home!
I've decided to wait in putting Wheely Wooly Peat's photo up until next week, as this week is special in our country and everyone has special plans. Yesterday, we put up a few decorations we found (I actually didn't realize we had...). It was fun! Turns out, we had plenty so even the barn and hitching post were decorated. I think the Americats like them!
We also got our hay for the year yesterday and oh what a treat that was! It's ALL grass! I truly couldn't be happier! Last year's drought is NOT officially over for any shepherdess until this year's hay is IN. Whew! There was lots of help, so the stacking went incredibly fast and before I knew it, it was all done.
Also, we are working on next Saturday's market, getting ready. Despite the work to be done (yes, the sheep need to be rotated already again!), I'm sure we'll take time out to enjoy some 4th of July festivities. The weather looks like it'll be perfect. Who could ask for anything more?
Happy 4th of July everyone!